Chicken Korma

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  • Ghee ¾ Cup
  • Pyaz (Onion) sliced 2 large
  • Badi elaichi (Black cardamom) 2
  • Hari elaichi (Green cardamom) 5-6
  • Laung (Cloves) 3-4
  • Kali mirch (Black pepper corns) ½ tsp
  • Baadiyan ka phool (Star anise) 1
  • Darchini (Cinnamon sticks) 2-3
  • Kala zeera (Black cumin seeds) 1 tsp
  • Tez paat (Bay leaves) 3
  • Adrak lehsan paste (Ginger garlic paste) 2 tbs
  • Chicken (Qorma cut) ½ kg
  • Namak (Salt) 1 tsp or to taste
  • Paprika powder 1 tsp
  • Dhania powder (Coriander powder) roasted 2 tbs
  • Lal mirch powder (Red chili powder) 2 tsp
  • Zarda ka rang (Yellow food color) ¼ tsp
  • Pani (Water) ½ Cup or as required
  • Dahi (Yogurt) sour 1 Cup
  • Jaifil powder (Nutmeg powder) ¼ tsp
  • Javatri powder (Mace powder) ¼ tsp
  • Garam masala powder ¼ tsp
  • Makhan (Butter) ½ tsp
  • Kewra water 1 tsp
  • Badam (Almonds) blanched for garnishing
  • Adrak (Ginger) for garnishing


In pot,add ghee and let it melt,add onion and fry until golden brown & set aside.

In the same pot,add black cardamom,green cardamom,cloves,black pepper corns,star anise,cinnamon sticks,black cumin seeds,bay leaves and fry for 1 minute.

Add ginger garlic paste and mix well.

Add chicken and fry until chicken changes color,cover and cook for 4-5 minutes.

Add salt,paprika powder,coriander powder,red chili powder,yellow food color and mix well for 2 minutes.

Add water and mix well.

Turn off the flame,add yogurt and mix well for 2 minutes.

Turn on flame,add nutmeg powder,mace powder,mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Add fried & crushed onion and mix well,bring it to boil,cover and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Now cook on high flame for 2-3 minutes.

Add garam masala powder,butter,kewra water and mix well.

Garnish with almonds and ginger.

Tip: For crispy onion evenly spread on paper towel to remove excess oil & Let it completely cooled.

Recipe By: Aisha Muddasser

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